After a brief scuffle on Thursday, a second suspect was arrested in connection with a pair of Morristown burglaries, Morristown police said on Friday.
Christopher McRoy, 25, of Trenton, was arrested at an apartment on Clyde Potts Drive in Morristown.
The suspect “provided a false name in an attempt to hide his identity,” Police Lt. Stuart Greer said in a statement.
“As the Officers continued their investigation, Mr. McRoy began to fight them in an attempt to get away but was subdued by the Officers and Detectives who were on the scene and taken into custody without further incident,” the Lieutenant said.
Christopher McRoy was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of theft of movable property and one count of criminal mischief, in connection with burglaries of homes on James Street and Headley Road on Dec. 29, 2013.
Officers Anthony O’Brien and Christopher Little made the arrest and Detective Brendan Briscoe conducted the investigation. Some stolen jewelry was recovered and will be returned to the owners, Lt. Greer said,
On New Year’s Eve, police arrested Kadeem Mussington of Bedminster and charged him in connection with these burglaries.The investigation continues. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Briscoe at 973-292-6646, Detective Kevin Beal at 973-292-6699, or the Crimestoppers anonymous tip line of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.
Here’s the full statement from Morristown police:
SECOND ARREST MADE IN RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY INVESTIGATION
On Thursday, 01/02/2014, the Morristown Police Department arrested 25 year old Christopher McRoy of Trenton, New Jersey for his involvement in two residential burglaries.
On Sunday, 12/29/2013, Officers responded to two residential burglaries in the James Street area of town. Based upon information gathered during the initial response, Police obtained a description of a suspicious vehicle which had been observed in the area. That information was investigated and ultimately led to the arrest of Kadeem Mussington of Bedminster for his involvement in these burglaries.
During the initial response, Officers determined that there had been two people involved in these burglaries and therefore the investigation continued in an attempt to identify and locate the second person.
As a result of the investigation, Detective Brendan Briscoe identified Mr. Christopher McRoy as a suspect and determined that he had been staying at an address on Clyde Potts Drive in Morristown.
Surveillance was conducted in the area and Mr. McRoy was observed inside a vehicle on Flagler Street this morning. Officers Anthony O’Brien and Christopher Little responded to the area to assist and managed to locate Mr. McRoy inside an apartment on Clyde Potts Drive.
Mr. McRoy was contacted by Officers and provided a false name in an attempt to hide his identity. As the Officers continued their investigation, Mr. McRoy began to fight them in an attempt to get away but was subdued by the Officers and Detectives who were on the scene and taken into custody without further incident.
At Morristown Police Headquarters, Mr. McRoy was interviewed by Detective Briscoe and confessed to his involvement in the residential burglaries. As a result of that interview, additional items of stolen jewelry were recovered and will be returned to the victims.
As a result of this investigation, Mr. McRoy was charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of conspiracy to commit burglary, two counts of theft of movable property and one count of criminal mischief. He was also charged with hindering his own apprehension and resisting arrest. He was processed and transported to the Morris County Correctional Facility in default of $50,000 bail as authorized by Judge Gary Troxel of the Morristown Municipal Court.
Detectives are continuing the investigation into these matters. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Brendan Briscoe at 973-292-6646 or Detective Kevin Beal at 973-292-6699. In addition, tips may be submitted electronically and anonymously through the Morris County Crime Stoppers Tip Line. A link can be found on the Morristown website homepage at www.TownofMorristown.org